Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Department of Health written question – answered at on 25 March 2015.

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Photo of Liz Kendall Liz Kendall Shadow Minister (Health) (Care and Older People)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on the prescription of drugs to manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the NHS in each year from 2009-10 to 2014-15.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The information requested cannot be provided as information on why a drug is prescribed is not collected. This is a particular issue for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as medicines used to treat COPD are also used to treat a number of other medical conditions, for example asthma.

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